Viktor Farcic, Upbound. Platform Engineering, role evolution and optimisation

September 26, 2023

Season 1, Episode 25

Jon & Jay sit down with Viktor Farcic, a seasoned veteran in the tech industry, to discuss the ever-changing world of platform engineering.

In this episode, you will learn:

  1. Viktor Farcic’s journey and experiences in platform engineering.
  2. How role evolution and optimisation play a critical part in a technologist’s career.
  3. The nuances of working in DevOps and transitioning into platform engineering.

Themes Covered in the Podcast:

  1. Viktor’s Journey: An overview of Viktor Farcic’s career, spanning over 30 years, and his contributions to platform engineering.
  2. Role Evolution: How roles in technology have evolved over time, focusing on Viktor’s experience transitioning from DevOps to platform engineering.
  3. Optimisation Strategies: Discussing methods for optimising workflows and processes in platform engineering, based on Viktor’s expertise.

Quick Takeaways:

  1. Platform Engineering: An advanced field in technology that focuses on creating and managing computing platforms.
  2. Role Evolution: The dynamic nature of roles in the tech industry, often requiring professionals to adapt and learn new skills.
  3. Optimisation: Strategies and methods to improve efficiency in technological processes, specifically in platform engineering.
  4. DevOps to Platform Engineering: The transition between roles and what it means for professionals like Viktor.
  5. Career Longevity: Insights into sustaining a long-term career in a rapidly evolving field like technology.
  6. Expertise: The value of having deep expertise in specific areas like platform engineering.
  7. Industry Trends: A look at the current trends in platform engineering and technology as a whole.
  8. Continuous Learning: The necessity for ongoing education and adaptation in a fast-paced industry.
  9. Leadership: The role of leadership in guiding teams and projects in platform engineering.
  10. Future Outlook: What the future holds for platform engineering and roles within the field.

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